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Gusty winds subside for Memorial Day

The First Alert Weather Team had issued a First Alert Weather Alert from Friday afternoon through Sunday night due to another round of strong winds. By Monday morning, that First Alert Weather Alert has expired, making way for some cooler temperatures, for now.


Here are the strongest winds we saw on Saturday.


Expect winds gusting over 40mph, blowing sand and dust, reducing visibility and air quality. We may see road closures and experience overall difficult driving conditions, especially with an influx of out-of-town visitors for the long weekend. Here's a look at how Sunday night winds are likely to shape up.


Winds will remain gusty, particularly in the evening, through Sunday. A Wind Advisory has been issued for the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas through 3 a.m. Monday by the National Weather Service.


The South Coast Air Quality Management District has also issued a Windblown Dust Advisory through Sunday night for overall reduced air quality. Air quality has been hazardous at times during this wind event. Those with heart conditions, lung conditions, older adults, younger children, and pets should limit overall outdoor time until air quality improves.

The Weather Alert should expire Sunday night as winds ease into Memorial Day Monday, with cooler conditions lingering into Monday before warming back into the 100s next week.


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